Research your Interests
Use these resources to learn about researching the world of work.
What Can You Do With A Major In - A comprehensive series of documents designed to help you explore your major and its' related career and professional development opportunities.
Cards CareerLink - This online career database used by the UofL Career Development Center houses a large database of employers and their contact information that is searchable by UofL students.
Cards Mentor Network - Your lifeline in the world of work. Mentors can serve as a sounding board to vent your struggles and great advice givers to help you through the unknown. They can also serve as great networking partners with the connections necessary to help you open doors.
Career TV - is a global Internet and social media company specializing in streaming employer branding and career videos across the web. Our audience is students and young professionals from all over the world researching and planning their careers. The companies we profile are the most sought-after employers in the world.
- For hundreds of different types of jobs—the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you: the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, working conditions.
- The O'Net system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.
- An excellent online resource made available by the Bureau of Labor to assist college students with their career planning and occupational research.
Job Choices 2011 - Hosted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Choices 2011 offers career and job-search advice for new college graduates.
Informational Interviews - A great way to learn more about your field of interest from a professional.
- Workforce Kentucky provides a high quality, customer focused, web based information system that focuses on the Commonwealth's labor supply and workforce.
- The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) website is a one-stop center with a wealth of information on occupations, employment statistics, wages, health plans and benefits, unemployment insurance and much more.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website offers information on inflation and consumer spending; wages, earnings, and benefits; productivity; safety and health; occupations; demographics; employment and unemployment; industries; and much more.
- The FedStats website is the gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal Agencies. The Federal Inter-agency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.
- The U.S. Census Bureau is the world's preeminent statistical agency and the Nation's foremost supplier of data providing you with the information on the American people and businesses.
- The BEA, is the nation's economic accountant, preparing estimates that illuminate key national, international, and regional aspects of the U.S. economy.